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Coogee Dawn – Ross Jones Memorial Pool…

by on May.13, 2013, under Life, Photography

An early morning start (5:15AM) to join the FOCUS group for a sunrise shoot at the Ross Jones Memorial Pool at Coogee.

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Just after arriving at the location – a two minute very pre dawn 5:25AM long exposure

Lemon & Lime

Lemon & Lime

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 20 mm, 120 sec at f/11, ISO 100

6AM and it’s about 20 minutes before sunrise

Coogee Blue

Coogee Blue

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 17 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Moments before sunrise



NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 27 mm, 1.30 sec at f/11, ISO 100

Just before sunrise a film crew arrived with a family with a young girl to film some footage for a commercial. Since the crew basically took over portions of the pool and weren’t at all interested in being considerate of other people’s compositions – in the end I had to try incorporating some shots with the young girl in it. At this stage one of the guys shooting for the commercial is actually underwater here shooting up at the girl with her hand in the water. I guess I’ll have to wait for the commercial to come out before trying to understand why 🙂

Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 17 mm, 1/3 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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